Hyattsville City Council

So much more than robot-building and coding

February 7, 2020

By HEATHER WRIGHT — On Feb. 2, students across the state, including at least two teams from Hyattsville, competed in the First Lego League (FLL) qualifying tournament, held at DeMatha Catholic High School. In the most well-known portion of the tournament, autonomous robots — designed, built and [read more]

City Council debates participation in UMD shuttle program

December 12, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Dec 2. city council meeting, councilmembers discussed whether or not to continue the City of Hyattsville’s relationship with the University of Maryland (UMD) shuttle program, Shuttle-UM.  Currently, the City of Hyattsville has a memorandum of understanding [read more]

New City Council sworn in, departing councilmembers honored

May 23, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Monday night’s city council meeting marked the changing of the guard: three newly elected councilmembers were sworn in, as well as three incumbents who were re-elected, and council bid farewell to two outgoing councilmembers. Councilmembers Shani Warner and Tom Wright [read more]

City is first in state to host pop-up voting

May 3, 2019

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville wants to make it easy for residents to vote. Over the years, the voting age was lowered to 16, council voted to allow non-citizens to vote in city elections, and this year, city staff is hosting pop-up voting polls to attempt to reach more residents. The city will [read more]

Watch the Replay: 2019 Candidate Forum

April 27, 2019

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — On April 24, the Hyattsville Life & Times hosted the 2019 Hyattsville City Council Candidate Forum, which brought together both candidates running for mayor and all 11 of the candidates running for Hyattsville City Council seats. The 2019 Candidate Forum is available for [read more]

2019 City Council Candidates Guide

April 12, 2019

It’s election season in Hyattsville! Election Day is coming up Tuesday, May 7. Residents will vote for mayor and one councilmember from each of the five wards. This year, there are 13 residents in the running. Get to know a little bit more about the candidates with this guide. And be sure to [read more]

Councilmember Perry announces resignation

November 9, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Councilmember Paula Perry (Ward 4) shared some big news at the council meeting Nov. 5. Paula Perry Perry announced that she is retiring from the city council after 20 years, effective Dec. 8. During public comment, she thanked residents and staff for supporting her throughout [read more]
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